It’s your first visit to that “new” dentist your neighbor has raved about. You called, made the appointment, drove over, found parking, walked in the door, signed in, and now it’s time to meet that “new” dentist. You see the plaques on the wall; have the dentist’s business card in your hand, read the name; you see that there are tons of letters after his name. What do they mean and do they matter?

Well, they matter to your care and refer to the expertise of the dentist to whom you are entrusting your teeth, your gums, your well-being and appearance. To Irvine dentist Dr. Kurt Schneider, those acronyms represent his training, his dedication to patient care and his passion:

  • DDS: Doctor of Dental Surgery.
  • FAGD: Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry.
  • FICOI: Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

The bottom line is that you know you have just met a seasoned professional who keeps these acronyms current, with hundreds of hours of post-doctoral training. He focuses on work with pioneers and forward innovators in veneer placement, dental implant surgery and the latest advancements in dental technology.